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Acetic Acid

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 8
Introduction 12
Manufacturing processes 13
Synthetic 13
Methanol carbonylation 13
Oxidation of hydrocarbons 14
Paraffin oxidation 14
Olefin oxidation 14
Ethane oxidation 15
Terephthalic/isophthalic acid coproduct 15
SaaBre™ technology 16
By-product acetic acid 16
Natural 16
Health and environmental issues 17
Supply and demand by region 18
World 18
Capacity 18
Producing companies 19
Salient statistics 21
Consumption 22
Vinyl acetate 24
Purified terephthalic acid 25
Acetic anhydride 25
Acetate esters 26
Monochloroacetic acid 26
Other applications 27
Price 27
Trade 28
North America 30
Capacity 30
Salient statistics 31
Consumption 32
Trade 34
United States 34
Producing companies 34
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 38
Vinyl acetate 39
Acetic anhydride 39
Acetate esters 40
PTA 40
Other applications 40
Trade 41
Canada 41
Producing companies 41
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 42
Trade 44
Mexico 44
Producing companies 44
Salient statistics 44
Consumption 45
Trade 47
South America 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Trade 52
Western Europe 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 55
Trade 58
Central Europe 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 60
Trade 62
CIS and Baltic States 63
Producing companies 63
Salient statistics 64
Consumption 65
Trade 67
Middle East 68
Producing companies 68
Salient statistics 69
Consumption 70
Trade 72
Africa 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 75
Trade 76
Indian Subcontinent 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 78
Trade 80
Northeast Asia 81
Capacity 81
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 84
Trade 85
Mainland China 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 88
Consumption 89
Terephthalic acid 91
Vinyl acetate 91
Acetate esters 92
Acetic anhydride 92
Other 92
Trade 92
Japan 93
Producing companies 93
Salient statistics 94
Consumption 95
Trade 97
South Korea 98
Producing companies 98
Salient statistics 99
Consumption 100
Trade 101
Taiwan 102
Producing companies 102
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 104
Trade 105
Southeast Asia 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 107
Consumption 108
Trade 110
Additional resources 111
Revisions 112

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